By: Mrs. Mathis
Image by Michael Lehet Knowing how to clean plastic curtains will be save you both time and money for years to come. In fact, knowing how to wash a plastic shower curtain will allow you to purchase one that you really love and enjoy it for years.
Because cleaning plastic shower curtains is not difficult and washing a plastic shower curtain about as easy as washing anything else, it is well worth the effort. Read on now to find the best way to clean a plastic shower curtain.
How To Clean Plastic Shower Curtains: Cleaning Plastic Shower Curtains Daily
By cleaning plastic shower curtains daily, you may never have to take them down for a heavy duty washing. Just take a few minutes each day to spray the curtain with a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 5 parts water. If you do this every day, you will prevent mildew and other crud from forming. Then washing a plastic shower curtain will be a thing of the past.
How To Clean Plastic Shower Curtains: How To Wash A Plastic Shower Curtain by Hand
To wash a plastic shower curtain by hand, take the curtain down and soak the curtain in a mild solution of 1 part ammonia and 10 parts water. When cleaning plastic shower curtains in this way, wear rubber gloves and use a heavy cotton cloth to wipe any spots off. Ammonia is better than bleach because it actually kills the mildew.
NEVER mix ammonia and bleach, as the deadly fumes produced can make cleaning plastic shower curtains the least of your worries.
After you wash a plastic shower curtain, hang it back in the shower, closed, to dry.
How To Clean Plastic Shower Curtains: Washing a Plastic Shower Curtain in a Machine
To wash a plastic shower curtain in the washer, place the curtain, fully opened, in the washer with a few dirty towels. Then wash the load on the gentle cycle in cold water. While machine washing a plastic shower curtain is fine, never put a plastic curtain in the dryer. Instead, rehang the curtain, again closed, to dry.Print This Article